Friday, April 1, 2011

Girl Genius: A gaslamp fantasy of Adventure, Romance & Mad Science!

Its research...really, honest. I have been considering Steampunk as a genre to research for our Object theory class. I stumbled across the Girl genius web comic..a page published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Luckily for me the comic has been going since no waiting for a while..though sadly now I have caught up to the present day and have to wait like anyone else.

It is well written, a good story and beautifully drawn and coloured, I may have to purchase a volume...more research you understand!

Cold working

Such a busy afternoon, literally if I had to move from one spot to another I ran...
Lene is going to pick up the graal embryo/egg she made the other week, though she needed it engraving. Friday is a quiet day in the studio so I decided to do it..I am after all making graals for my Extension class. Nadine and I tried to remember what colours Lene had with an unknown pinky colour we had dubbed as 'Nipple'...hmmmm. So with limited time, after imagining complex patterns, I told myself to keep it simple.

I made a few cuts on my first bubble overlay..which is a torturous process if there ever was one and of course put the image on upside down, well we live and learn.

I also started roughing out my design for our cameo on the flat skills project....4 layers of bullseye fused.
Off white
Medium blue

At the end of the day, I switched on kiln 6, with the open faced tree cast.

Locating practice - 5: Art and Sciences

I came to Japan because of the chopstick / Peter Timms & Frances Dyson's review of 'I was scared to death / I could have died of joy' in the Bienneale  of Sydney, On Reason and Emotion.

Artists mentioned:
Andy Goldsworthy, Agnes Denes, Ken Yonetani, Janet Laurence, Fiona Hall, Maya Lin, Dadang Christanto, Lauren Berkowitz.